Rain and Wind Today… Possible Severe Storms

A cold front will cross our state this afternoon through early tomorrow morning. Ahead of it, it will be mild with 70s and showers/storms will gradually move from west to east bringing periods of heavy rain and wind.  Sustained winds of 15-20mph with gusts up to 30-35mph can also be expected.  Plus, in the case of storms….some could reach severe limits due to thunderstorm wind gusts of 60mph (or higher) possible. So, have ways of getting severe weather alerts throughout the day.  Timing:

Greatest Risk for Severe Storms:

Extreme Western KY: Before Noon)

Bowling Green:  3PM – 7PM

Louisville:  3PM – 8PM

Lexington: 6PM – 8PM.  Although severe risk goes down after 8PM, rain is likely until after Midnight

Northern KY (Covington):  Lack of severe risk, but rain is likely from 6PM – Midnight. 

In the wake of this front, conditions improve as skies clear by Tuesday morning.  However, the  wind will remain gusty with gusts of 20-25mph possible. It’ll also be cooler behind the front with 60s.  Lots of sunshine is on deck through Thursday, but Friday brings another cold front (but a weaker one).  This system could bring a few showers, but cooler weather moves in behind it.  So, highs go from near 70° Thursday to 50s Friday afternoon. As of now, the weekend look dry with cooler temps…stay tuned.